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Weed and birth control - December 22nd 2009, 04:47 PM

How will weed effect someone if they are on the pill?


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Re: Weed and birth control - December 22nd 2009, 08:25 PM

If your asking:
Will weed make the pill less effective or not work...
Then the answer is that it shouldnt make any difference.

If your talking about health-wise then the only argument that anyone could give is the same argument as cigarettes....
Example: smoking isnt recommend while taking the pill because it affects cardiovascular system...
but many people smoke and take the pill anyway, and the pill is still given to many smokers.

They check your blood pressure every so often when you take the pill anyway so keep an eye on things like that.
   
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Re: Weed and birth control - December 23rd 2009, 12:22 AM

I smoked while I was on the pill and asked my Dr. if it would make a difference. Of course he said he wouldn't recommend doing so, but smoking weed while on the pill does not make the pill any less effective.
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Re: Weed and birth control - December 24th 2009, 11:31 PM

Smoking cigarettes while on the pill puts you at greater risk of suffering heart problems and a heart attack.

I have not heard anything about weed having the same effect, so no, smoking weed should not effect your birth control pills.


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Re: Weed and birth control - December 25th 2009, 12:04 AM

Less effective? No. Much higher risk of blood clotting and other side-effects of the pill? Yes.
   
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Re: Weed and birth control - December 26th 2009, 01:22 PM

My doctor told me she'd rather have me smoke weed than cigarettes while on the pill, that there's less risk.

Honestly, I've smoked weed while on the pill multiple times and have never had a problem. If you're concerned, your doctor is great for information, and you can ask about confidentiality, but where I am when I was 16 my doctor couldn't tell anyone about my weed smoking. So be sure to ask what the confidentiality policy is first. Or you could always try to call your doctor anonymously (sometimes they'll ask if you're a patient, but usually don't ask your name unless they need to call back) or get in contact with the place that makes the pill, as they should know as well.

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Re: Weed and birth control - December 27th 2009, 04:16 PM

It depends on what birth control you're on, but i've been on Yaz for about 2 years now and i've done much worse while on it. At first I was afraid to do drugs on the pill but i've been fine. Just try not to miss your dosage and if you're especially tweaked about it just talk to your doctor. It may be awkward yes, but it's your health.
   
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